American Telemedicine Association releases guidelines for Primary and Urgent Care

Screen Shot 2015-01-07 at 11.17.17 AMThe American Telemedicine Association (ATA) has released a set of guidelines to cover the provision of patient-initiated Primary and Urgent Care services by licensed healthcare providers using real-time, interactive technologies, including mobile devices. Healthcare providers include individual practitioners, group and specialty practices, hospitals and healthcare systems, triage or call centers and other licensed providers of telemedicine services.

The guidelines were developed by panels of industry experts to establish practice guidelines in many areas of telemedicine practice to promote patient safety, uniformity and quality of services provided via telemedicine.

“We’re very supportive of ATA’s recommended practice guidelines and the Association’s overall mission,” said Trinity Video Communications CEO Barry Sawayer. “Developing these guidelines was extremely important and took extensive collaboration between ATA staff and industry leaders; we applaud their efforts. The future of telemedicine is bright and we’re excited to be a part of it,” said Sawayer.

To review ATA’s recommended guidelines, please visit:

About American Telemedicine Association

The American Telemedicine Association is the leading international resource and advocate promoting the use of advanced remote medical technologies. ATA and its diverse membership, works to fully integrate telemedicine into transformed healthcare systems to improve quality, equity and affordability of healthcare throughout the world. Established in 1993 as a non-profit organization and headquartered in Washington, D.C., membership is comprised of individuals, healthcare institutions, companies and other organizations with an interest in promoting the deployment of telemedicine throughout the world. For more information, visit


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